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Matthew Rappaport is a Huffington Post Fellow for Google+. He is one of a few people of note who hosts Hangouts On Air on Google+/YouTube. Rappaport is known for his marathon shows with the most interesting people in the world. He's done time on many a film and TV set, enough to get his SAG card. Which is convenient because he has a BFA in Musical Theater/Theater and studied in Oxford. Rappaport directed one feature, along with major involvement in shorts and web series. The man acts for fun but makes a living as a host and social media crackerjack. He can explain it to you and make it work for you, not against you. When it comes to Google+ ace. A native New Yorker, he travels to wherever he is needed, like the National Finals Rodeo Fanfest Social Arena and the American Country Awards.

Entries by Matthew Rappaport

Google+ Is Very Much Alive -- Here's Why

(15) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 5:54 PM

Did you hear the one about Google+ being dead, walking dead, on life support, in a coma, finished, going away, and kaput?

If you didn't catch that by chance, last month TechCrunch was the big catalyst into launching a gazillion stories, stating the almost certain demise of...

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9 Monumental Moments In My Life Each Year Since HuffPost Began

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 8:24 AM

The Huffington Post turns 9 on Friday, May 9, 2014 and I turn 36 on Sunday, May 11, 2014 a.k.a Mother's Day, so 9x4! There is much to celebrate in both cases and I feel great with more wisdom and sense of self than I did a decade ago. I...

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夢のようなオーロラ、アラスカに行かなくても体験できる動画

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 9:27 PM

アースデイ2014は終わったが、私たちは、惑星の驚異に驚嘆し続けるだろう。火山の噴火から、強力な竜巻、素晴らしい虹まで、この惑星を見渡せば、驚かずにはいられない。

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If You Can't Get To Alaska, This Dreamy Time-Lapse Video Is A Great Way To See The Northern Lights

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Earth Day 2014 may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop marveling at our amazing planet. From volcanic eruptions to powerful twisters to brilliant rainbows, all it takes is a look around our planet to feel in awe.

And what's more stunning than the

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Are You Celebrating Easter Or 4/20?

(49) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 10:01 AM

This Sunday is both Easter and 4/20. We're guessing that you are set in your ways and have your weekend priorities in order, right? Easter Sunday is a time to spend with family and friends with lots of colorful eggs. 4/20 is a time to spend with possibly family and...

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'Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding Fan Reactions Are Amazing

(12) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Beware: "Game of Thrones" Season 4, episode 2 spoilers ahead.

Consider yourself WARNED fellow "Game of Thrones" fans!


George R.R. Martin seems like a nice, gentle man full of wit and talent. He is without a doubt the LAST person...

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15 gatos 'cool' en Google+

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 1:26 AM

Los gatos son reyes de Internet y obviamente también lo son de Google+.

Mientras que hay muchos GIFS de gatos en la red, Google+ ha permitido que muchos de ellos adopten el espíritu tanto del #caturday [de saturday, sábado] y del #caturdayeveryday [todos los días son...

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'Game Of Thrones' Sex Chart (INFOGRAPHIC)

(69) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 1:12 PM

Sex doesn't usually spoil your mood, but if you haven't seen the first three seasons of HBO's "Game of Thrones," you might want to cover your eyes until then.

Beware: "Game Of Thrones" sex spoilers ahead!

Here's a glorious look at all the sex from the first three seasons. Before...

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15 Cool Cats On Google+

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 12:40 PM

Cats rule the Internet and they also rule Google+!

While there are many GIFs of cats around the interwebz, Google+ has allowed many to get into the spirit of both #caturday (on Saturdays) and #caturdayeveryday with AutoAwesomes.

This Google+ only feature will...

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House of Cards Season 2: The Remaining Unanswered Questions

(20) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:32 AM

It was the best of times, it was House of Cards season 2. This blog will without a doubt include spoilers of the highest degree and if you haven't watched or finished season 2 yet, hold off from reading this.

Your last #SPOILERALERT warning...

House of Cards...

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John Travolta's Iconic Characters Get 'TRAVOLTIFIED'

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 1:13 PM

Disney's "Frozen" wins best animated feature. The highly covered song from Frozen, "Let It Go", wins best original song. John Travolta announces the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem will perform the song at the Oscars. Idina Menzel is the actual name of the Tony-winning actress...

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8 Indie Musicians Rocking Google+ Hangout Concerts

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:45 AM

The internet is loaded with talented people, especially ones promoting themselves on social media. One cool tool that musicians have discovered is Hangouts On Air through Google+ and YouTube. Up to nine members of the community join the singer or band in a live video broadcast that the entire world...

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12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think

(74) Comments | Posted February 15, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Sit down for this: I use Google+, and I love it.

Having said that, you might be thinking that I, like the parent company aggressively pushing the social network, should stop trying to make Google+ happen. After all, how many social media accounts does one really need?

When I...

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Why A Snowstorm Might Be The Best Thing To Happen To Single People On Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 10:19 AM

We wouldn't call a major snowstorm nailing the East coast a "good" thing, but this year it might be the perfect excuse to stay home on Valentine's Day.

As everyone's "favorite" Hallmark holiday descends upon us, so does the snow. If you've been dreading leaving your home as a single...

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TV Critics Unite For The Huffington Post And HitFix's 2014 Hangout

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Television continues to get more awesome each year, especially with Netflix and other original programming providers joining in on the already crowded lineup. HBO already premiered the critically acclaimed new show starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, "True Detective", and there are many more premieres to...

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5 Sequels We Want To See ASAP

(10) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Sequels, trilogies and franchises are released with great frequency by Hollywood, as studios try to capitalize on what has been proven to work with audiences in the past. That noted, many planned sequels and threequels (and even spinoffs) get stuck in some stage development hell, a place where...

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Bryan Cranston Stars In Production Assistant's Short Film, 'Writer's Block'

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Many of us are sad that one of the greatest television shows ever, "Breaking Bad," (at least we have "Better Call Saul" to look forward to) is over. On Sunday, though, we were treated to arguably the best "Yeah, Bitch!" ever from Aaron Paul...

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Golden Globes 2014 Google+ Hangout Recap Show Relives The Awesome

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 7:51 AM

The Golden Globes were super funny and charming this year. Or was that just Tina Fey and Amy Poehler?

Huffington Post TV critic Maureen Ryan and Matt Rappaport got together on Monday to talk about who was funny, what worked,...

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Huffington Post's Golden Globes 2014 Google+ Hangout On Air Recap

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 7:57 AM

Participate LIVE in Huffington Post's Golden Globes 2014 Recap Show on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT.

The Huffington Post is proud to present its 1st Google+ Hangout On Air featuring TV Critic Maureen Ryan (

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